Brown University

Brown Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to discover how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Brown diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Brown Student Population

How Many Students Attend Brown University?

Brown total enrollment is approximately 10,333 students.

6,826 are undergraduates and 2,915 are graduate students.

Brown Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Brown undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Brown Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,915
Asian 1,138
International 792
Hispanic 755
Black or African American 462
Multi-Ethnic 413
Unknown 316
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 12

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Brown Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 49% of full-time grad students are women, and 51% men.

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Brown Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,036
International 964
Asian 295
Hispanic 234
Black or African American 176
Unknown 115
Multi-Ethnic 91
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Brown achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #13 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  13 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.66 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Brown Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Brown is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Brown is ranked 335 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  335 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  91.18 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Brown Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,097
International 1,934
Asian 1,493
Hispanic 1,021
Black or African American 672
Unknown 557
Multi-Ethnic 518
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 14

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Brown University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,044
Black or African American 302
Asian 251
Multi-Ethnic 89
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Brown ranks 597 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  597 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  84.27 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 5,361 female students and 4,972 male students at Brown.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Brown is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  94.56 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,355 female teachers and 2,112 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 1% in Geographic Diversity
95.54% Out of State
14.18% Out of the Country

Brown ranks 3 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

95.54% of Brown students come from out of state, and 14.18% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 245
New York 214
Massachusetts 176
Connecticut 68
New Jersey 68

International Students at Brown

Students from 117 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Canada.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
61.62% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  70.43 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Brown, 61.62% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 3,212
18-19 3,009
22-24 1,690
25-29 1,380
30-34 439
35 and over 241
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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